01 [05:29] Clementine Jam ("... amplifier isn't working now ...") 02 [13:35] Clementine Jam > 03 [09:21] The Eleven Jam > 04 [11:04] Death Don't Have No Mercy 05 [17:25] The Seven 06 [12:54] Dark Star Jam > 07 [04:21] Cosmic Charlie
October 8, 2017 Subject:
Calgon Take Me Away !
No Judgements Or Petty Complaints, This Is Experimental Improvisation. Not Necessarily Jazz My Friend, But Psychedelic Soaked Improvisation. These Guys Were Still Sweating Out Owsley's Finest On A Daily Basis. Appreciate It For What It Is. You Can't Listen If You Keep On Thinking Of Ways To Judge Or Classify It. Close Your Eyes And Let Jerry Take You Away. (It Beats Calgon) And If You Can't Get There, Then You Weren't Meant To Take The Trip. Forever Grateful..... (Thanks For The Clean~Up)
September 30, 2016 Subject:
Rare and Special Gem
This is not your typical Dead recording with an incomplete lineup but an amazing jam nonetheless! It starts out slow and you may be tempted to give up on it in the first 5-10 minutes but keep listening!!! You will soon be lost in the mesmerizing jams. Put on your headphones, turn it up, close your eyes and see where your imagination takes you!
I owned a recording of this performance and sadly lost it in a series of unfortunate life events. I haven't heard these jams in over 25 years...I'm so happy to have found it here!
April 14, 2015 Subject:
Innovative, but boring. Garcia wasn't that good a jazz player on his own, and there's no R&B here.
October 8, 2010 Subject:
Mickey and the Heartbeats
October 9, 2009 Subject:
Wow, this is very very cool. I'm a big fan of both Bob and Pig, but yet... this is a peek into an alternate universe had the Dead taken a different path. And its fantastic. Mesmerizing...
June 23, 2009 Subject:
First Cosmic Charlie
This is not a Dead show -- the Dead were on a break. They had just finished an awesome tour (check out the August shows here, or Two From the Vault) and were now in town recording Aoxomoxoa and regrouping. It’s almost a power trio: just guitar, bass, and drums, except it sounds like both drummers. No Bobby or Pigpen or Tim Constanten. Here, they were trying out new material and just plain jamming and fooling around at the Matrix, a tiny space owned by Marty Balin –- it sounds like 20 people in the audience.
The most notable thing here is the first known performance of Cosmic Charlie, which went on Aoxomoxoa. Jerry doesn’t have all the words yet, and hasn’t figured out the ending.
The best performance is a 4-star Death Don’t have no Mercy – nice Jerry vocal. Dark Star is not very good, especially compared to the excellent versions they did in August/September. Jerry’s playing a lot of rhythm guitar in these songs, strumming chords.
In Track 5, Jerry says “this one’s largely Experimental so be warned.” This is call the Seven, but their really trying to figure out how to play in 7/4 time. This is really a rehearsal in front of a few people.